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Summer Camp Staff

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Shady Side Academy - Pittsburgh, PA

Shady Side Academy Summer Programs


Description:  SSA Summer offers a fun, balanced, traditional program of arts, games, sports, science, nature study and academics. The facilities of the Academy are available for all campers and students across all four campuses. The well-trained and experienced staff includes members of the Academy's faculty and others with years of teaching and/or camp experience.  Staff are responsible for providing a safe, fun, and quality day camp or academic experience for all children.

Qualifications:  This position requires a high degree of physical activity and an extensive background in leadership effective communication skills. A high degree of organization, the demonstrated ability to supervise active children, and the capacity to professionally represent the Academy to parents are required.  Current and valid PA Child Abuse Form, FBI Background Check, PA Criminal History Background and Mandated Reporter Training,


  • Safety First!  Maintain safety standards for campers and staff, including but not limited to COVID-mitigation efforts.  Monitor program and correct dangerous situations.  Contact Administrative Staff if unsure of safety of lessons.
  • Develop a working knowledge of assigned campers/students including confidential medical information
  • Assist teaching staff during activities, lessons, and events as an active participant
  • Quickly identify potential problems and alert Squad Counselors.  With the help of Squad Counselors resolve problems quickly and appropriately.
  • Actively participate as a role model during all activities for staff and campers.
  • Maintain positive, appropriate and safe relationships with campers. 
  • Be respectful of camp management, parents, and other Shady Side Academy employees.
  • Be on time, be committed, be involved, and display a positive attitude every day.
  • Effectively and positively communicate and work with the administration and peers.
  • Actively participate in all Leadership Workshops and staff meetings, including pre-program staff training
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Camp Directors and Director of Programs.



Mr. Nathan Verbanets

Director of Programs

Shady Side Academy                                                                                

423 Fox Chapel Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15238

(412) 447-2230


Shady Side Academy’s Summer Programs, in accordance with Shady Side Academy’s policy, provides equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or any other unlawful criteria and to abide by applicable laws and regulations.